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New bus services coming to Auckland’s central suburbs

Published: 24 May 2018

Major improvements are on the way for bus services in Auckland’s central suburbs.

The New Network will roll out on Sunday 8 July, with many buses arriving more frequently every day of the week, with better access to popular destinations.

A new Link service will also be added to the network, the Tāmaki Link, which will provide a frequent bus service between the eastern bays and Britomart.

There will also be a new bus service between St Lukes, Kingsland, Ponsonby and Wynyard Quarter, every 15-20 minutes, 7am to late in the evening, 7 days a week, connecting to nightlife, entertainment and dining hubs.

Plan ahead

Plan your new travel option on our Journey Planner or by using the AT Mobile App.

Make sure you use a travel date from 8 July to see the new bus services.

More options to travel

Auckland Transport’s Network Development Manager, Anthony Cross, says, “We are creating more options for people to travel where they want, when they want. By introducing more frequent, seven-day a week services on major routes it makes the network much simpler to understand.

"Ultimately, the aim is for passengers to be able to turn up and go without a timetable on all main roads."

“While it may take some time getting used to the changes, we are confident it provides public transport users with more freedom and more travel options.”

School buses operated by Auckland Transport in the central suburbs will get new route numbers and some will have route changes from Monday 23 July 2018, the start of Term 3.

In addition to bus changes in the central suburbs, the 358 from east Auckland and the 322 from south Auckland will be discontinued.

Changes to late night bus services

With the introduction of the New Network, on Friday night/Saturday morning and Saturday night/Sunday morning, there will be extra after-midnight trips on the following bus services:

  • (18) Great North Road and New Lynn to Henderson
  • (22R) New North Road to Rosebank
  • (24B) Sandringham Road and Blockhouse Bay to New Lynn
  • (25L) Dominion Road to Lynfield
  • (27H) Mt Eden Road and Hillsborough to Waikowhai
  • (30) Manukau Road to Onehunga
  • (70H) Ellerslie, Panmure and Howick to Botany
  • (75) Remuera Road to Glen Innes
  • (TāmakiLink) Tamaki Drive, Mission Bay and Saint Heliers to Glen Innes

These late night services will replace our current bus services N26 and N62 which will no longer operate after 8 July. There are no changes to bus services N10 and N11.

Find out more

AT will be supporting customers through the changes, with ambassadors at key locations who can help them plan their journey and find the bus they need to catch.

Brochures will be delivered to households and public information events will be held in June. Hindi and Mandarin speaking ambassadors will also be available to assist at these events.

The New Network is a simpler, more connected bus network which launched in south Auckland in October 2016, the west in June 2017 and the east in December 2017. North Shore, Hibiscus Coast and Warkworth are planned to follow later in the year.

More information including maps can be found here.

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